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COVID-19 vaccine made before Pandemic

COVID Conspiracy Revealed

Dr. Mercola just released a bombshell exposing the COVID-19 conspiracy.  You can read all about it on his website.  I share that link below.  He shares that Moderna, along “with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), sent mRNA coronavirus vaccine candidates to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on December 12, 2019 — raising significant red flags.”

They sent, “mRNA coronavirus vaccine candidates developed and jointly-owned by NIAID and Moderna” to the university.  This procedure was signed by Ralph Baric, who worked closely with Wuhan Institute of Virology’s Shi Zhengli, Ph.D.

CDC Planning to Coadminister Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines to Children; this is Criminal

Furthermore, Dr. Mercola shares that “Without evidence that supported the decision, the CDC unanimously decided to coadminister flu and COVID-19 vaccines. Coadministration may raise the risk of COVID. Here’s why children should not get the vaccine.”  This is a conspiratorial travesty of major dimensions.

The New World Order Globalists are Behind this Travesty

A similar conspiratorial travesty can be found about Fauci and Pfizer.  The New World Order Globalists, who are promoting these conspiratorial activities, has two basic goals: world depopulation and transfer of wealth to them.  “As we speak” their goals are being realized.

FALSE THEORY

The theory that the only cure for the pandemic is a vaccine has been proven FALSE.  As has been shown, there are many alternative cures, and the best one is to have a strong immunity system.  God made our miraculous bodies to heal.

You can read all about it on Dr. Joseph Mercola’s website.  This conspiracy was revealed by him on 9 July 2021, but many of his past ones have been most revealing as well regarding the NWO’s seditious agenda.

David W. Allan

Exciting GPS Improvements and Opportunities

GPS Beginnings

The beginnings of the Global Position System concept, better known as GPS, was first recognized by USA scientists in 1957. They were tracking Russia’s launch of the spacecraft, Sputnik, the first artificial satellite that orbited the earth. It was then that members of the U.S. aeronautical and military spheres realized that satellite-based positioning was technically feasible and foreseeable.

GPS Role and Benefits

GPS has become a life-changing technology. There are thousands of benefits that we enjoy every day. For example, GPS signals give accurate, concise, pinpoint information and is used to synchronize time. It can locate objects as well as humans with high accuracy. It helps you get from point A to point B. GPS systems are in your car, your watch, your smartphone. Maps, shopping, dating are just a few benefits we enjoy because of smartphones, which have GPS receivers in them.

GPS has other major ramifications on the way we live that many may not be aware of. Just to name a few: airplanes are now capable of landing on autopilot. It is used for earthquake detection and measurement, precision farming, road construction, and surveying. Law enforcement uses GPS not only to catch the bad guy but for instant dispatching and safety monitoring such as “Amber Alert”. Even banking and the stock market depend upon GPS technology.

It is estimated that GPS has generated around $1.4 trillion in economic benefits since it was made available in the 1980s. The GPS miracle is available to anyone in the world at no cost. What a wonderful time to be alive.

The Father of GPS

Bradford Parkinson is best known as the lead architect, advocate, and developer of GPS.  He is also an emeritus professor from Stanford University.  There were many who contributed to GPS as we know it today. However, I consider Brad Parkinson to be the Father of GPS and the grand orchestrator of this marvelous technology.

Along with my colleagues in the Time and Frequency Division at NBS/NIST, in Colorado, it was my privilege back in the ‘60s until I retired in 1992, to give seminars on the use of atomic clocks. Many of the Air Force people would come to those seminars as they were designing and building up the GPS.

I remember Brad well. He was then an Air Force Colonel and had attained a Ph.D. from Stanford University. He was leading the GPS development team and attended one of the classes I was teaching. I can even remember one of the questions he asked because it was so relevant since atomic clocks are the heart of GPS.
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Horrific – Cataclysmic or Glorious Conditions

A Scientific Perspective

Many fear and have deep concerns in their hearts about the days ahead – given what is happening in the world.

The sciences tend to assume that things are in a steady-state; how things are today is like they were yesterday.  Hence, the evolution of humankind over millions of years back to a one-celled whatever.  In contrast, the Lord often uses cataclysmic events to do His work – getting our attention to such non-steady-state and important events.  For example, the fall of Adam and Eve, Noah’s flood, the events around the birth and death of our Savior.  And in the last days, we can anticipate several massive and cataclysmic events, some of which I will share below.  It will move us all to the core of our souls and be far from a “steady state.”  Some big surprises for scientists are coming.

A Divine Perspective

The Lord has revealed the last days to many of the prophets.  It will be the best of times and the worst of times.  It is called the “great and dreadful day of the Lord.”  A great day for the righteous and looking forward to the Glorious return of our Lord and Savior.  In contrast, it is a dreadful day for the wicked and horrendous, as apparently, the “world is coming apart.”  Does the Lord work through cataclysmic events?  Indeed, He does, and we will see many in the years ahead!

The Lord has shared a fascinating perspective regarding the future, “which our forefathers have awaited with anxious expectation to be revealed in the least times, which their minds were pointed to by the angels, as held in reserve for the fulness of their glory.”: “A time to come in the which nothing shall be withheld…” (D&C 121:26-28)  If we will open our hearts and minds, we can “be made partakers of the glories which are to be revealed in the last days, as it was written by the prophets and apostles in days of old.” (D&C 66:2)  And we have this great and exciting promise from the Lord:

Yea, verily I say unto you, in that day when the Lord shall come, he shall reveal all things.  Things which have passed, and hidden things which no man knew, things of the earth, by which it was made, and the purpose and the end thereof – Things most precious, things that are above, and things that are beneath, things that are in the earth, and upon the earth, and in heaven. (D&C 101:32-34)

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America’s Future at a Crossroads

“Multitudes, multitudes, in the valley of decision.” (Joel 3:14) This scripture prophesies a part of World War III, as the world attacks Israel, but today America is at its own “valley of decision” crossroads.  In large measure, Americans have rejected the God of this land, who is Jesus Christ, and facing the serious consequences that they will not have His protection and guiding hand. Indeed, America’s future is at the crossroads. We have enemies that would destroy us, and we critically need the hand of Providence.  We had it during the Revolutionary War – a war we should not have won.  The reason we won is summarized by George Washington, “Divine intervention!”  We need major “Divine intervention” today through massive repentance of Americans, or else!  My goal in this article is to share insights that we might receive this critically needed “Divine Intervention” and help us prepare for what is coming.  I will share my perceptions of why so many Americans have turned from God and what we can do to get them back to Him.

In spite of all the challenges the future holds, I believe we live in the most exciting time in the history of the earth.  And I know that if we will seek His divine guidance in righteousness, it is always there for us.  Glenn Beck does a great job of showing that the enemies within are much more dangerous than those without in their treasonous and atheistic ways.  America’s future crossroads is a battle between Christ and Satan.  You know who will win; let’s be informed and on the right side regardless of the choices others may make, and let’s do what we can to wake up others as well.  It is the cause of liberty, which is the cause of Christ.

Let us examine why many Americans have turned from God

There are the obvious reasons and then the not so obvious.  Satan knows it is his “last hour,” and he is doing everything he can to take us away from a Christ-centered life.  It is obvious that the secular and materialistic encroachment has contributed greatly to the moral decline in America and in the world.  The Biblical ethic upon which this nation was based has been replaced by “do your own thing.”  Sadly, the Bible is not believed by more than 90% of the leading American scientists.

There is the attitude that science and technology have the answers to life’s problems.  During the last century, both scientists and historians have adopted the false postulate that to do good science and good histories, things spiritual and God should be excluded.  In other words, God doesn’t have the answers to life’s challenges.  And moral decay has corrupted our nation, as Americans have turned from Him.

Let us examine some of the not so obvious reasons for why so many American’s have turned from God

Before we look at these reasons, let us reason together:

  1. First, the only way we can know something is true is if God tells us because He cannot lie and He is all-knowing.  The Holy Ghost bears witness of those truths God shares.  We know where there is “no vision, the people perish.” (Proverbs 29:18)
  2. Second, the theories of men cannot be proven true. Unbeknownst to most, many theories the vast majority believe to be true are actually false, and the moral decay consequences have been enormous, as I will share!
  3. Third, there is a significant false tendency in most of us that if something agrees with an idea, theory, postulate, or hypothesis that we believe in, then we tend to think that is validation.  Data correlation or consistency does not provide validation, even if the data are valid.  It may give us confidence in the idea, theory, postulate, or hypothesis, but it does not provide proof.  For example, if someone says they love you, that may make you feel good, but if their heart is not in it, that is an empty truth.  This tendency causes many to follow false beliefs, which can have enormous consequences as well, as we will see, and explains to some degree why Americans are in this serious “valley of decision,” and facing potential destruction and loss of liberty.
  4. And Fourth, we have a very powerful tool that is not well known or appreciated that we can prove an idea, theory, hypothesis, or philosophy false if we have reliable falsification data.  This is an extremely important and useful tool in our search for truth.  Knowing something is not true avoids being deceived by that something and lets us better internalize the Lord’s truths in our lives.

SOME SERIOUS EXAMPLES OF FALSE THEORIES WITH ENORMOUS CONSEQUENCES:

In Chapter 6 of my book, It’s About Time, I share data that Darwin’s theory of evolution is false, yet it is taught in most universities and permeates our textbooks.  I have several reliable data sources and I use some of the brightest minds on the planet to help in providing this proof.  The false theory of organic evolution has led countless millions into atheism and away from the God of Creation and doubting the Bible story of Adam and Eve as our first parents.  If there is no fall of Adam and Eve, then there is no need for an atonement to overcome the effects of the fall, and thus we see that organic evolution is anti-Christ.

I have seen recent data proving the “Big Bang” theory false; I call it the “Big Bank” theory!  P. M. Robitaille Ph.D. has thus proven.  I know the scientist personally, a devout Christian.  This false theory has led cosmologists and hence much of the world down an empty path of ‘ex nihilo’ – the universe was created out of nothing – causing many to not believe in the God of creation and promoting atheism – especially among scientists.  If we told our scientist friends, who have lost faith in God, about this proof, maybe we could help them come back.

Today we have before us two very important theories for Book of Mormon Geography:

— The Heartland Model

— The Mesoamerica Model

In the following link using item four above, I share data proving the Mesoamerica Model false.  In addition, I share the Lord’s statements through His prophets that validate the Heartland Model.  America is the “Promised Land” spoken of in the Book of Mormon and it is critical that Americans repent now, or the inhabitants, who have rejected the truths of God will be “Swept Off,” (Ether 2:10-12)

Two False Doctrines that have Crept into Christianity

There are other false doctrines that have crept into Christianity, but these two false doctrines significantly dilute the beauty of the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  They have crept into Christianity over the centuries due to misunderstandings of the scriptures: they believe that the feelings of love between a husband and wife cannot transcend the grave – “until death do you part” is the typical belief.  And secondly, they believe that one must hear and accept the gospel in this life in order to be saved. These false doctrines contribute to people rejecting traditional Christianity, as they don’t harmonize with the feelings of the heart and the Spirit of Christ.

Our second and third presidents, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, were both devote followers of the teachings of Christ.  They saw these serious errors in Christianity.  Thanks to the restoration through the Prophet Joseph Smith, these false doctrines were replaced with the glorious truths of the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Both Adams and Jefferson anticipated this restoration in God’s mercy.

Miraculously, Adams and Jefferson died on the same day be divine design on the Fourth of July exactly fifty years after they had given us that sacred document – the Declaration of Independence – and helping to provide the momentum for giving this nation it’s liberty.  Adams’ son, John Quincy Adams  (our sixth president), said of this miracle that it was “proof” “that this country, and its benefactors, are objects of his [Divine] care.”  Daniel Webster echoed those same sentiments. (p 226 The Pilgrim Hypothesis by Timothy Ballard; read pp206-236 to get the full story).  It is not “proof,” but it is Divine evidence of His loving hand.  Ballard’s book is an amazing piece of research coming out in 2020 showing God’s sacred covenant on America, and the importance of American’s living up to that covenant.

Jefferson died a few hours before Adams and showed him the reality of the spirit world beyond death.  Furthermore, these two men and their wives as spirits appeared to Wilford Woodruff in the St. George Temple and stated that they had, “laid the foundation of the government you now enjoy…” and asked that these sacred ordinances of baptism, etc. and eternal marriage be performed for them.  Several others appeared as well. (The Other Eminent Men of Wilford Woodruff by Vicki Jo Anderson)

Repenting and Turning Back to Christ is the Answer.

The Savior said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh to the Father but by me.” (John 14:6)  The Savior is “the truth.”  In my life, I have learned some incredibly valuable lessons on how to know the “truth.”  He said, “If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.” (John 7:17)  EXPERIMENTATION: If we truly repent and live what He teaches, we will find the fruit of the tree of life to be delicious, “as I partook of the fruit thereof it filled my soul with exceedingly great joy;… which was desirable above all other fruit.” (1 Nephi 8:12, 14)

In the sermon on the mount, the Savior posited this profound truth, “Do men gather grapes of thorns or figs of thistles?  Even so, every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.  A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.” (Matthew 7:16-18)  This amazing scripture provides both the necessary and sufficient conditions to know the truth.  Let us decide to partake of the fruit, which is most desirable to the soul.

In addition, our loving God gives us the Spirit of Christ (our conscience) to know good from evil when we are born. (John 1:9)  If we reject that light, then our conscience can lose its sensitivity.  “Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;” (1 Timothy 4:2).  The elite and the media often lie because they have no moral code to live by in defense of their atheistic views and are deceiving massive amounts of folks.

The consequences of rejecting the truth are enormous, as we find ourselves at a point of potential destruction in this foreordained land of the free.  The critical decision Americans have is will we wake up and repent and return to the God of this land, who is Jesus Christ, or will we lose our freedoms and be “swept off.” (Ether 2:10-12)

Scientific Evidence for a Loving God

We talk about the law of gravity, which goes all the way back to Newton’s theory.  In Chapter 21 of my book, I share an experiment that violates this theory and gives evidence for a fifth dimension beyond space and time where God and His angels perform their marvelous work and where they are not constrained by gravity.  The falsification of this theory opens up faith in the living and loving God.

In this same chapter, I share this experiment as one of seven experiments we did touching on God’s Unified-Field Theory (UFT), and in Chapter 22 using this UFT, I share evidence of how prayer works.  And in Chapter 5, I tell the story of how our Grand-daughter, Mary Owen (Grimm), was saved through the power of prayer after spending six days and nights alone on Mount Hood after a falling accident – a TOTALLY-documented miracle.  Now Mary and her husband Ben and three children are sharing the gospel with the people in Papua New Guinea.

These are examples of testing His promise, “If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine…”  In this work with His UFT, we feel we have only touched on His marvelous TRUTHS of how the universe works, and the experience was most edifying.

I have also found 1800 phrases in our scriptures that I believe tie all the way back to the language of Adam.  When one studies their use, distribution, and significance, it provides direct evidence of God’s hand in the design of our scriptures and of the truths of the restoration of the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  It is the Lord’s fingerprint.

“Look at all the bad in the world.  Is there a good God that made this so?”

Then there are those when they see all the bad in the world, and they say, “If there is a God, why would He allow all the suffering and horrible things to happen?”  This tough question has been dealt with by many sages over the ages, and it only has its answer in the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, as I explain in Chapter 2 of my book.  Looking through God’s eyes, we see the trials and challenges of life as building blocks and learning experiences instead of stumbling stones.

“God is faithful” (1 Corinthians 1:9)

We can totally trust in Him.  And when we do, we open ourselves to the truths of eternal lives.  We see God in science and religion, and how God does His marvelous work and a wonder.  If we have eyes to see and hearts to feel and obtain the witness of the Holy Ghost of His truths, we have His incredible promise that we will grow in light and truth: “He that keepeth His commandments receiveth truth and light, until he is glorified in truth and knoweth all things.” (D&C 93:28)  And as we listen with the Spirit of the Holy Ghost we observe that “all things bear record of me.” (Moses 6:63) We see His love manifest everywhere, in His marvelous creations, and especially in His infinite and perfect atonement.  “Look to God and live.” (Alma 37:47)  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32)  “if the Son, therefore, shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” (John 8:36)  The future of whether America’s will be free or not depends on our choices.  Let us hearken to His voice and chose liberty ; HE IS THE WAY!.

David W Allan

8 Pointed Star of Christ

Did you know the eight-pointed star is the Star of Christ?

The horizontal and vertical points denote the cross, and the other diagonal, the blessings of the infinite atonement: the only way back to the Father and a fullness of joy.

John 12:32 “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.

3 Nephi 27:13-21 is the best summary in all of holy writ as to what is “My gospel.” We will all be “lifted up” to be judged of our “works, whether the be good or whether they be evil.”

As we celebrate the birth of our Savior, we celebrate the life of Hm who is, “the way and the truth and the life.” (John 14:6)

I believe the Lord inspired us to put the eight pointed star on the cover of my book, It’s About Time, that we might invite the world to come to Christ.

Healthy Habits – Spiritual Well-Being

Sometimes, when we are ailing physically, we may not tend to pay attention to our spiritual well-being and treasures in heaven.  We may ignore the Lord’s most important counsel: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matt. 6:33)  Laying up treasures in heaven should be our first priority.  My great-grandmother, Christiana Christensdatter Petersen Twede was such a great example to me of one who laid up treasures in heaven.

Christiana was Born in Denmark

Christiana was born in 1835.  She loved helping take care of her father’s sheep on the green hills near their home in Oudrup, Denmark.  Her father would give her a coin for her help.  Her siblings would spend theirs, but Christiana saved hers in a special box.  Her father would tease as he bounced her on his knee, “Whatever will you do with all that money?”

She replied, “I will save it all.  I don’t know why, but someday I will need it!”  He said she was such a good girl.
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Healthy Habits Healing-Body, Mind, Heart and Soul

 

How do we learn “Healthy Habits?”  I will share what my eighty-two years have taught me, which has been most helpful for me.  At the end of this blog article, I will summarize my daily return.

How I dealt with my Heart Attack.

Loving to learn from a child as well as from a professor requires humility with a desire to receive the truth with joy from whatever source is one of my passions in life.  Then knowing that the Greatest Scientist is God and in His perfection, He is the greatest in any discipline we can imagine.  Ultimately, learning from Him is the way, the truth, and the life, and the only way to know what we learn from others is TRUE, as it resonates with body, mind, heart, and soul.

Pleasing God, is My Ultimate Passion.

Pleasing God is my ultimate passion.  As I retire each night in gratitude for His numberless blessings in my life, I ask to be protected from evil influences and to be taught by His angels who speak the words of Christ to my mind that I may know His will in my life – how I can help Him in his work, which is to bring souls to Christ, and what He would have me do the following day to best help Him in His work.  I then get up and do it with enthusiasm, and in doing so I find peace and joy.  At the same time, He knows I need to nurture body, mind, heart, and soul with appropriate exercises for all four dimensions of our beings.

As with all of us, I have had several challenges in my life to body, mind, heart, and soul.  Learning that life’s challenges are growth opportunities is a major step in coming to know God, which is eternal life.  Being grateful for them is hard, but most beneficial.  I have felt to share, as appropriate, how I have overcome some of these challenges – desiring to help you and yours.  If you see any in the list below that are appropriate for your needs or someone you love, my prayer is that what I share will help you overcome as well.  Christ overcame all things.  In Him, we have our ultimate hope in helping us overcome as well.
 
The Lord has designed our bodies miraculously to be self-healing if we will do our part in taking care of and nurturing properly body, mind, heart, and soul.

The following are sixteen physical challenges the Lord has helped me overcome.   I will cover them in sequential blog posts. Here we only deal with heart attack.

Sixteen Physical Challenges

  1. Heart Attack
  2. Stroke
  3. Hypertension (High blood pressure)
  4. Arrhythmia (life-threatening according to the Dr.)
  5. Arteriosclerosis
  6. Arthritis
  7. Debilitating back injury
  8. Blood circulation problems
  9. Constipation problems
  10. Dementia
  11. Eye-sight degeneration
  12. Knee injury
  13. Overweight challenges
  14. Cancer
  15. Prostate challenges; and
  16. Excessive epistaxis (nosebleeds).

Heart Attack

I had a heart attack on the 1st of August, 2016. Stress is the number one killer, and I learned that my heart attack was caused by stress. The adrenal gland naturally secretes g-strophanthin to deal with exercise stress on the heart, but excess emotional stress can impede its release.  Thanks to my youngest son, Nathan, he found an article on Mercola.com by Dr. Thomas Cowan entitled, “What’s the Real Cause of Heart Attacks?” His article described my situation perfectly.  For some time now I have been taking a supplement that I get through my health-care practitioner from Dr. Cohen, which compensates when your body doesn’t produce enough g-strophanthin; it is Strophanthus Seed Extract, and I am now building back my cardio-vascular strength as I ride my mountain bike regularly.  The two links highlighted in this paragraph above are worth reading if you have any heart issues.

Daily Healthy Habits

I believe the first law of heaven is stated by the Savior in Luke 10:25-27: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thy self.”  Matthew quotes Jesus further saying that on these two commandments, “Hang all the law and the prophets.”  In other words, all other commandments and gospel teachings depend on living these two commandments.
 
In my morning prayer, after the Lord has taught me during the night, I ask the Lord how I can best implement the Law of Love, and then let Him put in my mind those things that I can best do.
 
I then do my morning exercise routine (covered in my book) by listening to the Book of Mormon in French.  Then during the day, I read from the New Testament the “Come Follow-Me” program along with my wife.  I am now also reading Rob Kay’s “Voices From The Dust,” his adaptations showing the Hebraisms in the Book of Mormon, which I find very uplifting and inspiring.

Filling My Day

Then my day is filled with whatever activities, I feel the Lord wants me to do – including being a good steward over what the Lord has given, how I or we can be of service, take advantage of ministering opportunities, and we usually go to the temple weekly . Laughter is free medicine; be sure and get at least a daily dose.

If we don’t have other activities planned, we enjoy watching a good movie together, which is harder and harder to find. We often return to some of the classics that we always enjoy.

Life is good, and we rejoice in anticipation of the Lord’s Coming. We have been blessed with a wonderful family and friends and a rich heritage in this Land of Liberty. We are indebted to a loving Lord, whose mercy is ever there for us.

David W. Allan

P.S. Follow the Healthy Habits Series:
Healthy Habits: 1 Mind, Heart and Soul
Healthy Habits: 2 Healing, Recovery from a Stroke
Healthy Habits :3  Arrhythmia Solution
Healthy Habits: 4: Failing Eyesight and Blood
Healthy Habits 5: Healing Back Pain
Healthy Habits 6: Healthy Bones
Healthy Habits 7: Spiritual Well-being
Healthy Habits 8: Controlling Hypertension
Healthy Habits 9: Healing 8 Health Challenges

 

Energy used when Bicycling

Energy to ride a bike

Work is force times distance.  When pedaling a bike, if you pedal too fast, you use too much energy moving your legs.  If you pedal too slowly, in the limit, you can have all the force in the world, but if you don’t move the pedal, you get no work, which means no energy is expended bicycling.  Studies show that pedaling at about 80 rpm is about optimum.

Interestingly, the distance from the bicycle pedal to the hub axle is seven inches, which is the same as the standard rise on stairs.  I have an oval front gear on the awesome mountain bike my family gave me for my 81st birthday.  It gives me about 20% more torque where I need it when climbing steep hills.  It is an amazing climbing machine.

I had a great ride

Today, 27 April 2019, was a beautiful spring day, and I did a 725 feet vertical climb with my weight and the bikes at about 200 lb. that is 145,000 ft.lb. of work, which is equivalent to 47 food Calories of energy.  Wind resistance and rolling friction will add a few percentage points to that.

Calories used in riding

About 20% of metabolism is used to run your brain and another about 20% gets turned into mechanical energy to pump your bicycle.  The rest of the energy is used for evaporative cooling of your body and to run the rest of the body functions.

So I needed nearly 250 food Calories of energy to climb that hill.  If it took me an hour to climb it then I would be dissipating about 55 watts of power.  No wonder I got up a sweat.

Riding a road bike on the level at a good speed causes you to mainly work against air resistance, so the work done is about the same.  One needs to consume about 250 to 500 Calories per hour to fuel your ride.  A food Calorie is 1000 times a thermetric calorie.  Fat is the best source of energy; one pound fat is about 4,000 Calories.  One of these small calories can heat one gram of water one degree Centigrade.  A gram is one cubic centimeter of water.  Amazingly, one pound of fat will take about ten pounds of water to boiling!  A lot of stored energy there.

May is National Bicyclist Month

According to the League of American Bicyclists , “May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.”

I have written a blog article showing the efficiency and great benefits of bicycling.  No pollution J, great benefits.  Thank you family for buying me an awesome bike to enjoy nature, commune with the Lord, and make my body younger.

Planting Seeds and a Fullness of Joy

You have heard, “You can count the seeds in an apple, but you cannot count the apples in a seed!”  Implicit in this statement is the infinite nature of the universe.  In the spring we plant our seeds in the garden and then after nourishing them and watering them we observe the miracle as they produce perhaps 100-fold after their own kind.

Like the parable of the mustard seed, we plant seeds of faith, and as they are nourished we grow in understanding of God’s marvelous ways, of His infinite love, of His Son’s infinite atonement, which gives full purpose to all of humanity and a hope for a fullness of joy in the eternities.

A husband and wife have the sacred privilege of planting seeds and having precious children in a healthy, happy, family setting.  We come to understand that the family is the most important unit in time and eternity, that family is the order in heaven, and that we can be an eternal family and receive a fullness of joy.  Hence, God has asked us to call Him, Father in Heaven.

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Why Pain and Suffering if God is Perfect?

 

Why does God allow all the evil in the world?  (Isaiah 45:7) 

Why all the pain and suffering?  None of the great thinkers of the ages have come up with the answers to these questions. C.S. Lewis, after going through his own apostasy from Christianity, may have come the closest — becoming one of Christianity’s most avid advocates.

As Lewis considered the Christ, he concluded that

only two views of this man are possible. Either he was a raving lunatic of an unusually abominable type, or else He was, and is, precisely what He said. There is no middle way. If the records make the first hypothesis unacceptable, you must submit to the second. And if you do that, all else that is claimed by Christians becomes credible — that this Man, having been killed, was yet alive, and that His death, in some manner incomprehensible to human thought, has effected a real change. . . in our favour.1

After gaining his deep appreciation for Christianity, in regard to evil, pain, and the suffering that come with life, Lewis poignantly states that if you “Try to exclude the possibility of suffering which the order of nature and the existence of free wills involve, . . .you find that you have excluded life itself.”1

 

Albert Schweitzer — considered by some to be the greatest humanitarian and one of the greatest thinkers of the last century

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